Linux Admin/VAS Engineer in Lagos, Nigeria

at GVA Partners

ICT / Telecommunications
Information Technology
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

The successful candidate will coordinate, schedule and follow up on all main actions linked to the VAS platform; S/He must be able to analyse periodically all events on the network, in order to establish corrective actions and ensure safety of data and access to the platform.


Conceptualize, design and monitor procedures to manage all VAS & IN platforms; preparation/ analysis of Logs (Short codes, SMS, Downloads, etc)
Develop mobile and web applications
Develop documentation process and procedures for managing VAS network and provide the necessary information required for implementation
Planning/ implementation of systems and network checklists- perform engineering level network planning and design for all WANS and LANs installed
Develop a global security plan to ensure safety of data and access to the platform
Deploy new products and services.Operations:
Manage all IS infrastructure and security as well as implementation of network upgrades
Ensure systems/ servers are always up, running and backed up
Liaise with technical partners on interface issues with the telecommunication networks
Participate in vendor selection process including: requirements gathering, RFQ issuance, vendor evaluation, procurement, etcEnsure 24/7 service availability of mobile media content and infrastructures
Ensure that all Service Level Agreements are in place and adhered to by technical services team to the business.



Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Computer Science/ Electronic Engineering/ Technology related field.


Very strong technical background with a flair for technology management; minimum of 5 years experience in VAS solutions.

Familiar with VAS equipments and platform (exposure to the single-wire gateway an added advantage)Familiar with telecommunication technology architectureWorking knowledge of Microsoft IIS and ASP.NET; Web/ Internet content filtering.Stakeholder- relationship management skillsPlanning, analytical and project management skillsDomain name, service configuration and management; antivirus management and firewall configurationNetwork Optimisation: High speed LANs based on fast Ethernet technologies, Local to WAN connections, wireless LAN, TCP/IP and other protocolsProgramming skills (Visual, Basic and / Java); Operating systems/Database : Windows (2003, XP, Vista, Red-Hat Linux (Shell Scripting), Oracle DB, SQL, Php, Java)Microsoft Application Suites: Office 2003 (English), Visio and ProjectHardware: Administration and setup of Intel / Dell servers and PC systems with the following peripherals: mouse, monitors, multimedia systems, memory and network cards Good communication skills and strong customer – centric focus.

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